From loneliness to happiness

Creating lasting friendships for older people in the borough of Surrey Heath.

Making life better 

At Surrey Heath Age Concern, we are dedicated to providing exceptional services and support to enhance the lives of older people in our community. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by seniors, we strive to combat social isolation, promote well-being, and foster a sense of belonging.


Our commitment to you

We believe in replacing loneliness with happiness, fostering friendships and empowering older adults to live fulfilling lives. Through our comprehensive range of services and events, we aim to ensure that every individual in our Surrey Heath community can age with dignity, independence and joy.

We work tirelessly to overcome social isolation by creating opportunities for older people to engage, connect, and build meaningful relationships. From befriending and companionship to health and well-being initiatives, we offer a wide array of services designed to enhance your physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Our Events & Classes

CURRY CLUB

FUNDRAISER

  • From £25
  • Monthly
  • From 7 PM

Our monthly Curry Club takes place in various Indian restaurants in the Borough of Surrey Heath. Helping to support local businesses and raise vital funds.

Quiz Night

FUNDRAISER

  • £8.00
  • Last Wednesday of the month
  • 7 – 9 PM

Held monthly our quiz features a themed quiz with refreshments, the theme is appropriate to each month, e.g. Halloween, Burns Night, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day etc.

FISH & CHIP LUNCH

open to all

  • Free
  • Last Friday of the month
  • 12 – 2 PM

Kindly provided by Camberley Heights (Avery) for our service users as part of their corporate responsibility programme.

Tea & Chatter

OPEN TO ALL

  • Free
  • 1st Sunday of the month
  • 2 – 4 PM

We hold our Tea & Chatter Parties for our elderly, isolated and vulnerable residents on the first Sunday of every month. We chose Sunday because it is often the loneliest day of the week.

Agility Classes

OPEN TO ALL

Agility Classes at SHAC
  • £5.00
  • Weekly on Wednesdays
  • 2.45 – 3.45 PM

Held weekly our agility classes provide a great way to exercise together with friends. Come along and join us at Places & Leisure Camberley.

tea & Memories

OPEN TO ALL

  • £5.00
  • Monday afternoons
  • 1 – 2.30 PM

Reminisce and enjoy a good old-fashioned vintage tea party. Guests are served high tea with entertainment such as music, games and a general knowledge quiz.

Your Donations are always welcome

Here at Surrey Heath Age Concern, we are always looking for support with funding, without funding, and our amazing volunteers

we would not be able to offer the services we currently do for the borough of Surrey Heath.

If you would like to support us big or small any donation will be gratefully received.

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We love our team and we think you will too

Our team is dedicated to being kind and understanding, ready to lend an ear, provide support, and offer tailored guidance to meet your specific needs. We understand that seeking support and guidance can sometimes be daunting, but we want to assure you that our team is committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you to share your thoughts, concerns, and experiences. We are here to provide the emotional support and practical guidance you need, and we will always treat you with the utmost kindness, respect, and understanding.

Sarah Jane

CHARITY MANAGER
Lisa SHAC Events Coordinator

Lisa

Events
Coordinator
Angela SHAC Befriending Coordinator

Angela

Befriending
Coordinator
Ruth SHAC Rainbow Cafe Manager

Ruth

Cafe
Manager

Claire

Cafe
Supervisor

What people are saying…

For me, befriending is an enjoyable, worthwhile and rewarding activity. When meeting with, or speaking to, my Befriendee, we have pleasant conversations and can share common interests, it’s also an opportunity for me to hear her concerns and perhaps offer some support. Over time, we’ve become good friends and look forward to our meetings.
Befriending has also offered me the opportunity to occasionally give assistance with basic IT skills, and in the near future may extend to helping new users of iPads.
Peter (Befriender)
Peter is a real tonic, he is a good friend
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Without J, I’d be quite lonely. She’s a good friend I can’t wait to see her again. I’m so happy I found Surrey Heath Age Concern.
Maddie
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I’ve always had a special connection with older people, and it’s no surprise that my husband of 40 years was 19 years older than me! I’ve dedicated my time to various voluntary roles, from running the WRVS shop at Frimley Park Hospital to delivering Meals on Wheels. I’ve also provided transportation for Mental Health Patients to their day centres, clinics and appointments. My involvement with High Cross Church allowed me to become a Pastoral Visitor, where I had the privilege of listening to the remarkable experiences of families older than me. I’m still in touch with one lovely lady from that time. Now, I’m thrilled to be part of SHAC, accompanied by my loyal companion, Izzy, who loves joining me on visits!
Sheila (Befriender)